1930-10-04 Panama Al Brown w pts 15 Eugene Huat, Winter Velodrome, Paris, France - WORLD
4 October Panama Al Brown w pts 15 Eugene Huat, Winter Velodrome, Paris, France - WORLD. Referee: Moss Deyong. Prior to the tenth round Huat (117¼) had been well outboxed, having failed to put Brown (117½) under enough pressure and allowing him too much room, but for the next two sessions he gave it everything before blowing up and struggling to the final bell. For the ungainly, gangling Brown it was a relatively easy defence and he proved to be too good for the challenger, often playing a cat and mouse game with him while picking up the points. Despite not being at his best, the decision in Brown’s favour was unanimous.
In April 1931, with Brown remaining in Europe, the Montreal Boxing Commission who had broken away from the Canadian Boxing Federation, threw their weight behind Pete Sanstol following his win over the country's leading bantam, Bobby Leitham (w pts 10 at the St Denis Theatre, Montreal on 23 March 1931). Then, when Brown continually refused to meet the winner of a Sanstol v Archie Bell contest the commission gave their permission for the promoter, Armand Vincent, to advertise it as being for the world title.